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American Visionary Art Museum

American Visionary Art Museum
Baltimore, Maryland, 21230
The 35,000-square-foot main building of the museum combines an elliptical, three-story, historic industrial building with extensive new architecture. There is also a Tall Sculpture Barn, a former whiskey warehouse with 45-foot ceilings.

Antietam National Battlefield

Antietam National Battlefield
Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, 21782
23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North.

Armistead Monument

Armistead Monument
Baltimore, Maryland
The Armistead Monument was erected in 1882. The monument honors Colonel George Armistead, the commander of Fort McHenry when the British attacked in the Battle of Baltimore on September 13, 1814.

Baltimore Civil War Museum

Baltimore Civil War Museum
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
Originally the President Street Station, this site and the rail line were key elements of the "underground railroad" by which many slaves escaped to the north before the Civil War.

Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore, Maryland, 21218
This historic building was designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope. A massive wing for contemporary art was added in 1994.

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Baltimore, Maryland
The area is home to many of Baltimore's most popular tourist attractions, including Harborplace, The USS Constellation, the National Aquarium, and the Maritime Museum.

Battle Monument

Battle Monument
Baltimore, Maryland
The monument commemorates the Battle of Baltimore fought during the War of 1812. Designed by Maximilian Godfrey and built in 1815-25, the monument is 39 feet tall and is topped by a statue by Antonio Capellano of a female figure representing Baltimore.

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Baltimore, Maryland, 21230
During the Battle of Baltimore in 1814, a lawyer named Francis Scott Key was watching the U.S. flag wave over Fort McHenry. He was inspired to write a poem called the "Star-Spangled Banner."

Harbor Tunnel

Harbor Tunnel
Baltimore, Maryland
The 1.4-mile, four-lane tunnel handled its first vehicles in November 1957. Today, traffic at the Harbor Tunnel totals nearly 23.6-million vehicles.

Maryland State House

Maryland State House
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 21401
The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating to 1772. It houses the Maryland General Assembly. The capitol has the distinction of being topped by the largest wooden dome built without nails in the nation.

National Aquarium

National Aquarium
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
The National Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium. The aquarium opened on August 8, 1981. It holds more than 2,200,000 US gallons (8,300,000 l) of water, and has more than 17,000 specimens representing over 750 species.

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Frederick, Maryland, 21705
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is a U.S. historic education institution located in Frederick, Maryland. Its focus involves the medical, surgical and nursing practices during the American Civil War (1861-1865).

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Maryland
Plimoth Plantation, founded in 1947, is a living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, that exhibits the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established in the 17th century by English colonists, some of whom later became known as Pilgrims.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, 21217
Formerly the Baltimore Zoo, the landmark is the third oldest zoo in the United States.

Washington Monument (Baltimore)

Washington Monument (Baltimore)
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
Designed by Robert Mills who also designed the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., construction began in 1815 and was completed by 1829.

Washington Monument State Park

Washington Monument State Park
Washington County, Maryland
This park is not named for the famous monument in Washington, D.C., but for a 34 feet tall tower on the peak of South Mountain. The rough stone tower was the first monument in the United States dedicated to George Washington.

Maryland

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Postal Code: MD
Capital City: Annapolis
Became a State: April 28, 1788
Population: 6,006,401*
Area: 12,405.93 miles2 (32,131.39 km2)

* 2015 est. U.S. Census Bureau
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Top 10 Most Popular Maryland Landmarks

  1. Maryland State House
  2. Washington Monument (Baltimore)
  3. Antietam National Battlefield
  4. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
  5. Baltimore's Inner Harbor
  6. Baltimore Civil War Museum
  7. Harbor Tunnel
  8. Washington Monument State Park
  9. American Visionary Art Museum
  10. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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